Summer for Ukraine’s children means sunshine and swimming, but also long hours in bomb shelters and mine-safety training. A photographer captured their days in Kyiv for The New York Times.
Sailors are accustomed to not discussing politics at sea, but the war between the two countries has made that more difficult.
Russia is moving “maximum” forces to the south, which presents a role reversal from the eastern Donbas region: Ukraine is on the offensive and Russians holding a key city risk being cut off.
Painting will not stop missiles. Music will not end suffering. But culture is not powerless — and a visit to Ukraine reaffirmed what it can do at its best.
Frenzied raves. Crowded bars (with free therapy). And of course, cuddle parties. Nightlife is returning to Ukraine’s capital. But revelers still have to reckon with guilty feelings. Plus curfew.
With Russia trying to erase Ukraine’s national identity, the fight to preserve, and build upon, Ukraine’s artistic heritage has taken on new urgency.
Thousands of logisticians are responsible for making sure that U.S. military aid reaches its destination, on planes, trains and ships.
The continent’s leaders increasingly want to understand how the war with Russia might end.
The strike on Sunday morning shook many out of the relative sense of security that has prevailed in Ukraine’s capital since the Russians were pushed out of its periphery in early April.
A secretive operation involving U.S. Special Operations forces hints at the scale of the effort to assist Ukraine’s still outgunned military.
Rising oil prices more than offset a decline in export volumes during the first 100 days of the assault on Ukraine.
A hawkish policy has worked so far. A hawkish grand strategy is still unrealistic.
The exhibition, called “Crucified Ukraine,” is one of several ways that the country’s government is highlighting the devastation that its people have endured.
The war has evolved into something of a stalemate that has seriously depleted Russia’s conventional war capabilities, even as it has made some gains.
Many soldiers who surrendered from Mariupol’s Azovstal steel plant belong to the Azov battalion, a group with far-right roots, and the Kremlin may now put them on trial just as Ukraine is prosecuting Russians for war crimes.
Is there a third option looming for the next six months of war in Ukraine?
As lawmakers have embraced more than $50 billion to Kyiv within two months, they have largely refrained from raising concerns or questioning the Biden administration’s strategy.
Ukrainian officials reached out several days ahead of Dr. Biden’s planned four-day tour of Eastern Europe to suggest a meeting with the Ukrainian first lady. The East Wing took the chance.
Ukrainian investigators used a host of old-fashioned and high-tech methods to identify the suspects, from satellite imagery to testimony from witnesses.
Lyudmyla Denisova, Ukraine’s top human rights official, is determined to right historical wrongs and make sure Russians are held to account.
The U.S. Embassy, which closed just before Russia’s invasion, could reopen “over a couple of weeks,” Secretary of State Antony Blinken said.
Soviet-designed ammunition is part of the ‘life blood’ for Ukrainian troops fighting Russia, and the United States is keeping it flowing.
For years, the United States sent mixed signals about its interests in the country. Then Vladimir V. Putin made his move.
Weeklong training for Ukraine’s soldiers on howitzers is taking place outside of their country, a U.S. defense official said. Additionally, new spare parts have allowed Kyiv to get more than 20 warplanes back in service.
Defying a Russian demand to surrender or be “eliminated,” Ukrainian forces in a sprawling steel plant are making a last stand for the strategic city.
Commemorations in Ukraine’s small Roman Catholic community combined ancient traditions with the reality of the war.
My mother’s story exemplifies the destruction Russia has unleashed on Ukraine.
An ordeal at a mental health facility in Ukraine illuminated the horrors of the Russian occupation in the areas around Kyiv.
No American official has publicly visited Ukraine since Russia launched its invasion in late February.
People there are suffering. Discouraging my fellow veterans from going there would be both hypocritical and disingenuous.
Tanks treads ripped up the toxic soil, bulldozers carved trenches and bunkers, and soldiers spent a month camped in — and dug into — a radioactive forest.
The anxiety remains, but in Ukraine’s capital, large lines of cars are now forming on highways into the city and businesses are reopening.
Stanislav Aseyev, a 32-year-old journalist, had documented his abuse in a prison run by Russian-backed separatists. Now, the war reminds him of why Ukrainians are fighting for their lives.
As artillery shells fall, pregnant women are delivering prematurely, being shuttled in and out of bomb shelters or having babies in basements without even a midwife to help. Tens of thousands more are displaced.
Land mines, bullet-riddled cars and corpses lying in the street. Residents of Bucha, Borodianka and Hostomel describe the horrors left behind by Russian forces.
How can the world respond to Russian atrocities?
The apparent execution of Ukrainian civilians by retreating Russian forces, their bodies strewn in streets and yards, has focused attention on what constitutes crimes in war.
A local official said he was detained and interrogated by the Russians, and described what he called mock executions.
With Russian forces retreating, Ukrainians in Bucha are finding scores of bodies in yards and on the roads amid mounting evidence of intentional and indiscriminate killings of civilians.
The fight for every single building has taught many Ukrainians to fight for their home, city and country.
A short drive from Kyiv in any direction turned up scenes of incinerated Russian vehicles, charred engine parts and chunks of armor. Attention is now shifting to the east, where Moscow says it is redirecting its forces.
Vladyslav Heraskevych, a skeleton competitor from Ukraine, gathers supplies and uses the team van to deliver them to Kyiv as he waits to be called for military duty.
“Russia has repeatedly lied about its intentions,” NATO’s secretary general, Jens Stoltenberg said of Moscow’s pledge to pull back from Kyiv. “So we can only judge Russia on its actions, not on its words.”
Russia appears to be focusing more on eastern Ukraine. That’s both good and bad for Ukraine’s military.
Russia’s offer, if honored, comes too late for the thousands who have already fled Chernihiv.
The besieging of cities, the deliberate targeting of civilians — they are the tactics Russia used before, in Grozny. I saw it firsthand.
We follow Iryna, one of those scrambling to find refuge after the Russian invasion.